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by JFettig
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Free Leapfrog CreatrHS - What should I do with it?
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Free Leapfrog CreatrHS - What should I do with it?

A Duet could power that Z motor directly. I don't have a Duet in my junk drawer. It's finally printing. Smoothieware is such a pain in the ass! If you put a '!' in front of the pin assignment to change it's direction, it not only changes it's direction but it's direction is ONE WAY. I found that ou...
by JFettig
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Free Leapfrog CreatrHS - What should I do with it?
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Re: Free Leapfrog CreatrHS - What should I do with it?

Found a little time while making parts on the mill to tear down and label wires. Additionally, someone else has done something similar: https://passion-impression3d.jimdo.com/ Since I already have a smoothieboard that I tried in a delta(and I hated it!), I'm installing it for now to see if it does b...
by JFettig
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Free Leapfrog CreatrHS - What should I do with it?
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Free Leapfrog CreatrHS - What should I do with it?

A customer of mine had a Leapfrog CreatrHS sitting in his office for over a year, didn't get used, I asked about it and he said he could never get it to print right.... then it followed me home. https://i.imgur.com/pWpm4rl.jpg What a goofy machine! It has 3 rolled ballscrews for Z axis, and no linea...
by JFettig
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: The Build Zone
Topic: New Delta Design
Replies: 80
Views: 16650

Re: New Delta Design

I can't say I ever 'finished' this printer, but its much closer :)

It's been printing away, lots of PETG(Inland branded esun from microcenter)

Here is a shot from Repetier Server's screenshot of my camera(Logitech C270)

Delta.jpg
by JFettig
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Rostock MAX v3
Topic: Raspberry Pi benefits?
Replies: 21
Views: 3447

Re: Raspberry Pi benefits?

If you're running Repetier firmware, I'd highly recommend Repetier server. I've been running it for at least a year now on my RADDS, its seamless integration, you can edit the eeprom as well as flash it right from the pi. It does appear that they've changed it to add a "Pro" version which ...
by JFettig
Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Simplify3D
Topic: #$% skirt and first layer aren't priming
Replies: 9
Views: 2587

Re: #$% skirt and first layer aren't priming

maybe consider looking at your ending script too... its probably retracting 10mm or something at the end of your print.

Have you tried asking their tech support?
by JFettig
Sun May 01, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Lets talk Duet Controller v0.8.5 VS SmoothieBoard and LCD Screens On Max Metal Builds
Replies: 16
Views: 6175

Re: Lets talk Duet Controller v0.8.5 VS SmoothieBoard and LCD Screens On Max Metal Builds

Smoothieboard does a very poor job of motion control, while it seems like its doing a good job its cutting corners, firmware is incomplete and it can't handle high rates of code. Its Equally or more Smoothie's problem than it is S3D, S3D code will run just fine on every other piece of hardware out t...
by JFettig
Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Prometheus V2 Low PID auto tune numbers.
Replies: 13
Views: 2057

Re: Prometheus V2 Low PID auto tune numbers.

Set your d to .1 and see how it holds. Too much d and it will fight itself
by JFettig
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Prometheus V2 Low PID auto tune numbers.
Replies: 13
Views: 2057

Re: Prometheus V2 Low PID auto tune numbers.

PID autotune is so poor on these controllers. I only ever use it to get a P value. I and D values work best around 0.1 in every situation I've dealt with on these machines, multiple machines, multiple controllers, 12 and 24v. One reason I really like repetier is the repetier host and server graph po...
by JFettig
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: General Announcments
Topic: FORUM UPDATE COMPLETE 04 22 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 8258

Re: FORUM UPDATE COMPLETE 04 22 2016

This will be a little more familiar for most. One thing I see missing is the "View unanswered posts • View new posts • View active topics" buttons on top, another I like is "View your posts"
by JFettig
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Solid Metal / Possibly One Piece Delta Printer
Replies: 15
Views: 3082

Re: Solid Metal / Possibly One Piece Delta Printer

Other than cost, I don't know why anyone wouldn't run linear rails.

Never have to be adjusted
10000x more accurate
quieter
smoother
better
better
better
by JFettig
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Terrible vertical walls
Replies: 12
Views: 1976

Re: Terrible vertical walls

a few options:

too much heat
not enough cooling(either fans or printing speed adjustments via slicer settings)
printing too fast
printing too slow
by JFettig
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Not very impressed with Smoothie
Replies: 24
Views: 7460

Re: Not very impressed with Smoothie

What I'm saying is that if the existing solder is lead free, it'll be harder to melt. I used tin/lead when I soldered on mine. I have a quality solder station that had no problem. Cheap irons don't do well.
by JFettig
Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Not very impressed with Smoothie
Replies: 24
Views: 7460

Re: Not very impressed with Smoothie

Any of the clones will have the same firmware issues I experienced. They do appear to be better laid out than the original(fucstercluck IMO).

I'd guess the solder issue is lead free solder which melts at higher temp than normal solder. I didn't have any issues soldering stuff on mine.
by JFettig
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Not very impressed with Smoothie
Replies: 24
Views: 7460

Re: Not very impressed with Smoothie

They appear to be out of stock.
by JFettig
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Smoothieboard and variants
Topic: Not very impressed with Smoothie
Replies: 24
Views: 7460

Re: Not very impressed with Smoothie

I'm also absolutely disappointed I bought one as well. Its just sitting on the shelf now. I'm done with it. Arthurs attitude really killed it for me, anytime I reported a bug he blamed it on me or something I was doing, especially when it came to Simplify3d. The board can't handle the g-code, even t...
by JFettig
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Rostock MAX v2
Topic: Considering a Max Metal, but would like to make it black.
Replies: 20
Views: 3008

Re: Considering a Max Metal, but would like to make it black

Stripping the anodizing will make everything smaller by the thickness of the anodizing. Re-anodizing will grow some back, but not more than .001" per side unless you ask for more - then it might be a custom batch. It still looks good stripped and re-anodized. I've done it many times.
by JFettig
Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: this forum on mobile
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: this forum on mobile

It was until maybe a week ago, chrome on android - should have specified I suppose!
by JFettig
Fri Apr 08, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: this forum on mobile
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: this forum on mobile

That is the problem, it automatically switches me to mobile when I want to be on the desktop site(on my phone). The "Request Desktop Site" also doesn't work. I don't wish to install another browser, I'd rather have to click 2 links to get back to where I want to be every time than use a di...
by JFettig
Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: this forum on mobile
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

this forum on mobile

I'm the kind of guy who doesn't like mobile versions of websites, especially since I have one of those massive phones. Up until recently it worked great to run the desktop site, now every time I refresh the page it switches back to mobile. Was there an update that changed this that can be easily fix...
by JFettig
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Issues with Parallel walls
Replies: 13
Views: 2126

Re: Issues with Parallel walls

Its been a problem for me on the maxv2 as well, slicers don't matter, etc. Its always big on the left for some reason in the y dimension.
by JFettig
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Rostock Max v2 disconnecting
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: Rostock Max v2 disconnecting

Save your gcode to a sd card, disconnect the usb, and print directly from the printer. Its the only 100% reliable way to do it.
by JFettig
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: General Tips 'N Tricks
Topic: ABS juice for PETg bed adhesion
Replies: 3
Views: 1545

Re: ABS juice for PETg bed adhesion

Pei will grip too hard. Very difficult to remove. PVA as taulman prescribed is the best. Glue all and water mix
by JFettig
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Diary of a RoStock Max V2 print
Replies: 121
Views: 18256

Re: Diary of a RoStock Max V2 print

the only thing my E3DV6 is good for is ABS, it sucks with PLA and PETG. stock hot end is awesome with ABS and PLA, PETG prints close to same temp as ABS so it should work. honestly if you are never going to do other exotic filaments that need temps that would melt the PEEK section, just use the sto...
by JFettig
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Other Machines
Topic: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build
Replies: 500
Views: 91074

Re: Trick Laser MAX METAL Build

Mounting the steppers up top - if you place the controller up top too - you have a long run for the heated bed and thermistor (heavy cabling too) down to the bottom. That to me is a primary consideration as this heavy wire is harder to conceal and you should keep the length as short as possible. Th...

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